Aug 27, 2016

Book Review: Doubt





When Caroline Auden lands a job at a top Los Angeles law firm, she’s excited for the challenge—and grateful for the chance to put her dark past as a computer hacker behind her. Right away, her new boss asks her to find out whether a popular GMO causes healthy people to fall ill. Caroline is only supposed to dig in the trenches and report up the ladder, but her tech background and intuition take her further than planned. When she suspects a link between the death of a prominent scientist and the shadowy biotech giant, she cries foul and soon finds herself in the crosshairs. The clock is ticking and thousands of lives are on the line…including her own.

Now this rookie lawyer with a troubled past and a penchant for hacking must prove a billion-dollar company is responsible for thousands of deaths…before they come after her.

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I have always had a weakness for procedural books be they set out on the street or in a courtroom.  And I am happy to say that I have found a new lawyer to follow.

Now that's not to say that this book didn't have its downsides or in this case, a singular one.  I thought that it lingered far too much on  Caroline's anxieties.  Yes I understand how they can effect her work but having it shoved in the reader's face every couple pages is just a bit much.  If they were that bad then I don't see her being able to function in society let alone as a lawyer. 

Other then that, I really enjoyed this book.  It's fast paced, has great characters and I really enjoyed the merging of law and tech.  Aside from her anxieties,Caroline grows quite a bit in this story as she learns just how enterprising she can really be to complete her mission.  And it has a great ending which I didn't see coming.  Kudos to C. E. Tobisman for that.

I do recommend DOUBT to any of my readers who are looking for a new lawyer to worm her way into their hearts.  It's a great read that will keep you coming back for me.  And for more info on the author and upcoming books, just click here.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.

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